Scenes From Downtown North Wilkesboro — Wilkes County, North Carolina

North Wilkesboro was founded in 1891 when the Norfolk and Southern Railroad built a railroad line into Wilkes County. The line ended on the northern bank of the Yadkin River opposite Wilkesboro, the county seat. The town of North Wilkesboro quickly developed around the railroad tracks.  North Wilkesboro is considered to birthplace of Lowes Home Improvement Stores and one of the birthplaces of modern day stock car racing as it was home to the North Wilkesboro Speedway; the first NASCAR sanctioned track.  Enjoy these photos of just a few of the unique buildings in North Wilkesboro’s downtown district.


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